Ginger-Lemon Shots Blender Recipe - Sometimes there IS a quick fix!
Make this ginger lemon blender shot for pennies. NO juicer needed. Boost your immunity, metabolism, wellness, energy, mood and more. The resulting 1/2 cup of ginger-lemon recipe makes 4 (1-ounce) wellness shots.
There are three ways to prepare the ginger for the recipe, depending on how strong you want the ginger flavor. I have listed methods below starting with least strong ginger flavor to strongest.FIRST METHOD (mild heat): Using the edge of a spoon, you can scrap away the skin from the chunks of ginger (doesn't have to be perfectly clear of skin), chop the ginger into rough chunks, and then press each chunk through a garlic press (see equipment list above) and put ONLY the resulting juice in the blender. There won't be much juice per chunk, so this option is least burny. SECOND METHOD (medium heat): You can follow procedure above and toss BOTH juice and pulp from garlic press action into the blender. THIRD METHOD (strongest heat): You can wash the ginger, chop it roughly, and toss it skin ON into a high speed blender. Since you are straining away the pulp this might work for you but only if you have a very strong high-speed blender such as a newer Blendtec or Vitamix
Juice the Lemons
Once you have your fresh ginger in the blender, it’s time to juice the lemons. First WARM the lemons to get the most juice out of them.
Either microwave for 10 seconds, or let the lemons sit in a bowl of hot water. Cut the lemons at angle for optimum juice extraction. Use a hand or bowl juicer also to be sure to extract the most juice.
Just a note: it is best to juice fresh lemons, not use bottled lemon juice which is missing nutrients from being processed.
Make the Shots
When you have both ginger and lemon in the blender, it’s time to blend. (If you are intending to add cayenne pepper and coconut water, add it now.) Blend the chopped/pressed ginger and lemon juice until fairly cloudy, then pour this mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pushing the pulp against the screen with the back of a spoon to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Save the pulp refrigerated to add to a fruity smoothie mixture within 24 hours.
Store your Juice
Store the juice you gathered in the refrigerator for 1 week. The general recommendation for drinking ginger-lemon shots is to drink 1-2 ounces a day, typically in the morning before drinking or eating anything else, and be sure to drink it all at once. I use a glass straw and try to avoid getting the lemon on my teeth since lemon can wear away enamel, and the straw makes drinking it very fast and a non-event. But you can have a glass of water right after to wash away any burning if you'd like.Happy detoxing!